win98 vs win95 with TCP/IP
rich at pubserv.com
Sat Oct 10 20:50:16 GMT 1998
>I have been disappointed that I can't use Linux+Samba as an
>alternative to a Win9x or NT server for our GP medical practice.
>The software we need runs in win9x.
>We crave stability. But Linux+Samba is just much slower as a file
This is not my experience at all. We are using Infomagic's
Workgroup Server, which is not the latest and greatest
(based on RedHat 4.1), but we serve up 60 GB to both PC's
and Mac's at the same time, with good stability and speed.
I had one Linux server running this that I could also boot
in NT mode, for backwards compatibility with archive tapes.
The same hardware gave me better performance running Linux
InfoMagic claims the WGS is thoroughly debugged, and that
seems to be the case. It also has good gui admin tools. The
only significant tweak we made was to increase the maximum
number of inodes and files, with a script run from rc.local to
echo 4096 > /proc/sys/kernel/file-max
echo 12288 > /proc/sys/kernel/inode-max
You might want to check it out at http://www.infomagic.com .
Now one thing I should mention, we do have one NT server
in-house, and it is the acting domain controller for the
people logging in from PC's. [Samba can't be the domain
controller yet, can it?]
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